History of Ideas in South Asia Tuesday September 25, 2012 MIT Room 4-144 7:30 PM Sulbha Janak Dialogue in the Shanti Parva of Mahabharata Last week we discussed Sulbhaâs answers to Janakâs questions about Whence and Whither of Human Existence and all beings.After sorting out the questions of hermeneutics Sulbha launches a discourse on Ontology.She is a proponent of Sankhya. Janakâs Guru Panchshikha is also an expert of Sankhya.Through this dialogue Vyas brings out the basis tenets of... Topics: sulba, janak, mahabharata, boston
Vaisampayana begins telling the Mahabharata, beginning by telling us that Vyasa spent three years daily working on the poem. Following that, we hear about the Fishy-Fragrant Satyavati and Vyasa's birth. Topics: Mahabharata, Satyavati, Vaisampayana, Vyasa
Mahabharata Sanskrit - Hindi by Pandit Ramnarayan, Gita Press. Total 6 books. The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (Sanskrit: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, pronounced [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪əm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mahabharata, Mahabharat, Gita, Bhagavad Gita
The story begins. In this episode I describe how the Mahabharata begins, with the storyteller Ugrasravas telling the hermits in the forest about the great Snake Sacrifice of King Janamejaya, and how Vyasa's composition was told during the festivities. Topics: Janamejaya, Mahabharata, Naimisha Forest, Snake Sacrifice, Ugrasravas
I'm excited to announce that the first episode of my podcast about the Mahabharata is now available. There are more episodes to come shortly. This one is just a brief introduction to let you know what this project is all about. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Ancient India, Epic, Mahabharata, Podcast, India, Mahabharat
This podcast is for anyone interested in the epic literature of India, its spiritual philosophy, the life & background of Krishna, or any of the fascinating stories of the great epic the Mahabharata. Topics: India, Krishna, Mahabharata, spiritual philosophy, podcast
Aleksandr Andreyevich Semenenko's report "On Rigveda and Mahabharata cult in connection with their dating" at the IXth regional scientific conference of the History Department of Voronezh State University "Authority and society: Practises of interaction and conficts" (Voronezh City, February the second, 2015). Topics: Rigveda, Rigvedic Monotheism, Agni and his secret names, Rudra in Rigveda, Shiva in Rigveda,...
Gita embodies the supreme spiritual mystery and secret containing the essence of all the four Vedas and an unfathomable ocean of wisdom. This Sankhya Yoga or Yoga of knowledge is concluded with a description of the glory of the Brahmic state Topics: Sprituality, BhagavadGita, PersonalityDevelopment, Excellence, HinduWisdom, MahaBharata, VedaVyasa,...
Sishupala, the King of Chedi, challenges Yudhistira's decision of worshiping Krishna as the best man present at the Rajasuya ceremony. Sishupala attacks Krishna and the Pandavas with scathing insults. Krishna retaliates by slaying Sishupala with his Sudarshan Chakra. Topics: Mahabharata, Epic, India, Hinduism, Avi Ziv, Sudipta Bhawmik, Mythology
Duryodhana's envy of the Pandavas keeps consuming him. Moreover, he is humiliated by falling for the illusions of the grand palace Maya had built for them. But scheming Shakuni has a plan to rob Yudhishthira of his kingdom. Even the righteous emperor has a blind spot. Topics: Mahabharata, Epic, India, Hinduism, Avi Ziv, Sudipta Bhawmik, Mythology
The Stories of Mahabharata Episode 9 - Draupadi's SwayamavaraThe Pandavas arrive in Panchala, disguised as Bhrahmins, to participate in the Swayamvara of Draupadi. Topics: Avi Ziv, Sudipta Bhawmik, Mahabharata, Epic, Hindu, Hinduism, Mythology, India